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SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 21.05

SAP Business ByDesign 21.05 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 21.05 is now available and the SAP Business ByDesign What’s New blog gives you an overview about the most important new features of SAP Business ByDesign 21.05.
These are the so called Focus Topics (). For these Focus Topics, additional in-depth blogs and videos are available – just click the link next to the Focus Topic in the What’s New blog.

To get an overview about all new features of SAP Business ByDesign in 21.05, please go to the What’s New document.

You can also check out the What’s New video to get a sneak-peek into the topics.

Customer
Relationship
Management

  • Start and End Date for Contract
    In contracts customers are now able to see the start and end date to each billing item. This is especially important for subscription business (Blog).
  • GTIN for KIT header product and Support them in Sales Order documents
    Customer in the Sales Order scenario can now use a GTIN/UPC (Global Trade Item Number) for the kit header product as it needs to be charged for the overall kit and scan that UPC rather than the individual products (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with more than 31 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 21.05.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Customer Relationship Management area, please click here.

Cross Topics & Mobile

  • Microsoft Teams® for SAP Business ByDesign
    SAP Business ByDesign users are now enable to easily access features (e.g. opportunity or account list) of the SAP Business ByDesign system directly from Microsoft Teams (Blog).
  • Intelligent Mobile Expense Scanning
    With the new release users are enabled to scan a receipt, which will be than converted as an expense within an expense report (Blog).
  • Mobile Time Recording & Mobile Push
    Employees and managers are now able to use the Business ByDesign Mobile app for time recording and can see push notifications for approvals (Blog).
  • SAP Enable Now Web Assistant for SAP Business ByDesign
    SAP Enable Now Web Assistant is available in addition to the Help Center to display context-sensitive help and learning content. (Blog).
  • Configure to use general actions in Analytical Reports
    Customer are now able to control use of the general actions like Download, Send and Add Fields in the analytical reports (Blog).
  • OData API for Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
    Customers are now able to access and extract Key Performance Indicator (KPI’s) data using OData service to extract data from SAP Business ByDesign (Blog).
  • Event notification and pushing data to external applications
    Administrators are now able to configure events which will push data to external applications based on events in ByDesign.

In total customer improvement requests with 74 votes were delivered for the Cross Topics area in 21.05.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Cross Topics area, please click here.
For detailed information about What’s New in the Mobile area, please click here.

Financial Management

  • One-Stop-Shop
    With the implementation of the 2nd stage of the VAT digital pact within the European Union, the regulations on the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) will come into force on July 1st, 2021
    (Blog).

For detailed information about What’s New in the Financial Management area, please click here.

Human Resources

  • Service Confirmation and Timesheet Integration : Additional features
    When an employee performs a service confirmation on a service order, the hours consumed in the service confirmation automatically reflect in the employee’s timesheet. This feature is now available for Service Agents (Blog ).

In total customer improvement requests with 31 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 21.05.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Human Resources area, please click here.

Supplier Relationship
Management

  • Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning Enhancements
    With this release the supplier invoice scanning capability has been enhanced to further reduce manual effort and increase flexibility (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 117 votes were delivered for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 21.05.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Supplier Relationship Management area, please click here.

Supply Chain
Management

  • Adding Components to Started Production Orders
    Due to short-term planned changes it might happen that components need to be added to already started production orders, which is now possible (Blog).
  • Analytical insights in Supply Chain Management
    Two new reports are available for the Supply Chain Management area that enable better analytical insights for the production manager and the warehouse manager:
    • Production Order/Lot: Dates and Quantities’ and underlying data source provides you with the actual production duration and the delay (Blog).
    • Inventory Ageing shows the stock quantity for a product/site combination grouped into ranges of age in days for which the stock remains in the warehouse or site (Blog).
  • Customer Consignment
    Customers are now able to get an overview about the consignment stock at, to and from the customer’s location (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 178 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 21.05.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Supply Chain Management area, please click here.

Localization

  • Denmark
    Expense Reporting – Mileage Accumulation
    With the new release mileage accumulation on basis of vehicle class in expense reporting is now possible (Video).
  • France
    Bank Statement Format MT940
    Customer is able to generate bank statements based on the file content that is provided by the bank (Video).
  • India
    TCS Threshold Amount Check
    The seller is now able to mark a particular customer as TCS relevant, based on the threshold amount warning message thrown during the creation of customer invoice (Video).
  • Italy
    VAT on Sales by Cash Receipts
    Documents created with the new tax code 591 will be reported in the aforementioned tax returns as per Law DL nr. 127 05/08/2015 Art. 2, published by the Tax Authority in Italy (Video).
    Journal Report – Page Number Sequencing
    Customers will now be able to generate multiple PDFs outputs for a given run with progressive page numbers (Video).
  • Netherlands
    Correction Invoice in VAT Return
    With the new release correction Invoices created for the original invoices, will now be part of normal VAT return (Video).
  • South Korea
    Income Statement – Comparison Report
    Customers can now compare income statements of two years or between different periods of same year (Video).
    Statement of the Costs of Goods Manufactured – Comparison Report
    Customers can now compare Cost of goods manufactured report of two years or between different periods of same year (Video).
    Credit memo handling in E-Tax Invoices
    The credit memo documents will be considered for E-tax invoice generation for both Standalone and Aggregate invoice scenarios (Video).
  • Spain
    Partner Tax File Generation
    VAT Return files can be formatted and generated by Partners. Existing VAT Return files can be also be independently changed (Video).
  • United Kingdom
    B2C Shipment
    GB Domestic sales of goods will be determined for shipment cost less than 135 GBP (Video).

Solution Extensions

  • erplogic: Italy E-Invoicing
    The solution by erplogic helps to Manage Italy E-invoice for Accounts Receivable and Accounts payable (Blog).
  • Seidor: Hiby Assistant
    The Hiby Asistant is an intelligent virtual assistant which can be embedded in any SAP ERP Solution, that provides support to the user by answering FAQs of the system’s standard functionalities and components, helping them in the technology adoption process (Blog).
  • MSBS: Estonian Localization
    MSBS created a solution that provides a core localization package with additional features for Estonian companies to use SAP Business ByDesign (Blog).

 

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    • Hi Aruna,

      it was release in 2102 for selected partner and customer for testing and it is now made available for everyone. There are some technical improvements but no changes of the functionality.

      Best regards,

      Hilko